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Ulrik le Fevre (r.) leaves the pitch after a game in 1970


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Bundesliga soccer team Borussia Mönchengladbach mourns the loss of its former players Ulrik le Fevre and Friedhelm Frontzeck.

Frontzeck, father of former player and former coach Michael Frontzeck, won the DFB Cup with Borussia in 1960 - the first major title in the club's history.

The Dane le Fevre was part of the Fohlenelf from 1969 to 1972 and was involved in Gladbach's first two championships.

The club will “always preserve a worthy memory of both players,” said Borussia.

Le Fevre died on Saturday in his native Denmark at the age of 77.

Frontzeck had already died last week; he was 85 years old.

Le Fevre scored 21 goals in 90 Bundesliga games for coach Hennes Weisweiler's team, and in 1971 he scored the ARD Sportschau's first "Goal of the Year" in a 7-0 win against Schalke 04.

He delivered the ball to himself with a lob over his opponent and gave Schalke goalkeeper Norbert Nigbur no chance with a volley.

Frontzeck was a Gladbach member for 65 years

After three years at Bökelberg, le Fevre moved on to the top Belgian club FC Bruges, where he played under legendary coach Ernst Happel.

Le Fevre ended his career in 1978 with his hometown club Vejle BK.

Frontzeck played 50 games for Gladbach in the then first-class Oberliga West from 1959 to 1963 before moving to Venlo.

Frontzeck ended his career at the age of 25.

Thanks to his son, he remained connected to the people of Gladbach his entire life.

Michael Frontzeck played a total of 291 competitive games for Borussia and was assistant coach under Hans Meyer before coaching the club himself from 2009 to 2011.

At the last general meeting, Friedhelm Frontzeck was honored for his 65 years of membership.